Mattress and upholstery testing

West Yorkshire Materials Testing Service is a UKAS accredited Textile Testing Laboratory specialising in flammability testing of mattresses, bedding, headboard and upholstered seating.

With over 25 years’ experience of testing mattresses for manufacturers, suppliers and Trading Standards Authorities alike, we can offer the benefit of our knowledge and experience to ensure our clients achieve the safety requirements needed for both domestic and contract end uses.

With our links to West Yorkshire Trading Standards (also part of West Yorkshire Joint Services) who have Primary Authority partnership with the National Bed Federation (NBF) and have awarded Assured advice status to the NBF’s Code of Practice, we can offer legal guidance through West Yorkshire Trading Standards where needed for your peace of mind.

Our service

Our experienced team carries out testing and advisory services within the following areas:

• The Furniture & Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 & Amendments, BS 5852 Parts 1 & 2, BS 6807 including domestic upholstered seating, headboards, pillows and cushions and mattress fillings.

• BS7177 including BSEN597-1+2 & BS6807 mattresses and bed bases.

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